Savannah, Ga - The United Premier Soccer League Southeast Conference will feature the Savannah Clovers in the league's inaugural match. Sparta 20/20 Football Club will play host to the Savannah Clovers on March 3rd at Spartanburg Day School. Founded in late 2017, the UPSL Southeast Conference consist of 9 clubs spanning from Georgia to Virginia. The newly minted sanctioned 5th Division league is affiliated with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
"I am personally excited for our program and the fans of our club and our City of Spartanburg to have a soccer program that not only provides an opportunity for local players to showcase their skills at another level of competition, but also to have our team serve as a catalyst for further uniting our diverse residents through the "Love and Passion for The Beautiful Game" As the UPSL continues to rapidly expand across the national landscape, it is an honor for Sparta20/20FC to host the Savannah Clovers in the Southeast Conference Inaugural Match. Many first for our conference will be established on this day and will be etched into the history of the conference forever! That is exciting in itself! Sparta20/20FC and our fans are eagerly looking forward to kickoff on Saturday." - Kendell Reyes, Sparta 20/20 FC General Manager/Head Coach
"The Historic nature of the match is very important to our organization and the UPSL as a whole. Soccer in the South has been growing over the past few years and the clubs of the UPSL Southeast Conference will only compliment the already established clubs in our region. This is a big step for our club, the grassroots soccer movement and our city. We're happy to share this moment in time with Sparta 20/20 FC and hope to fulfill our part in growing the soccer nation."
- Brian Sykes, Savannah Clovers Club President
ABOUT SAVANNAH CLOVERS: DERIVED FROM FIRST CITY SUPPORTERS, SAVANNAH CLOVERS FOOTBALL CLUB WAS FOUNDED ON JUNE 23, 2016 AS AN AMATEUR SOCCER CLUB. OPERATING AS A NON-PROFIT, WE HOPE TO ENGAGE PLAYERS, FANS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES IN AN EFFORT TO GIVE BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY. IN SPRING OF 2018, THE SAVANNAH CLOVERS WILL COMPETE IN THE NEWLY FORMED UPSL SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE. FORMED IN 2011, THE UPSL IS A SANCTIONED 5TH DIVISION SOCCER LEAGUE. Click here for Savannah Clovers Season Tickets.
ABOUT THE UNITED PREMIER SOCCER LEAGUE: UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 140-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards. UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).